All you need is a little bit of talent (or some talented friends) to run an art show fundraiser. Rent or borrow a space and create a limited-time charity art gallery, featuring works from your community’s finest artists.
Art Show Fundraiser Tips
Opening a charity gallery gives you an opportunity to get creative. Whether you choose to show paintings, mixed media, modern art, or any other combination is entirely up to you. Ideally, you want to create a show that will appeal to a broad audience, thus bringing in a larger audience of donors.
If you decide to have a themed show, here are some ideas:
- Celebrity Art. Ask local celebrities and athletes to create an original work, which you’ll display and then auction off to the highest bidder.
- Fundraising Theme. Create a show that reflects the spirit of your charity or non-profit group.
- Kids Art Show. This is ideal for schools and community groups for kids. Ask each child to create a piece that describes who they are, then display them for parents and neighbors.
You’ll raise most of your funds by selling tickets to the gallery, but you don’t have to stop there. Sell drinks, prints, or run a silent auction on the last day of the show. You can also hold workshops, lessons or invite local artists to speak at art seminars. The space and the creativity is yours to do with as you please, all benefiting your worthy charity or cause.